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Ashton Kutcher Gets Punk’d by DMV

THR’s always entertaining Hollywood, Esq. has the skinny on a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Media and production partner Soda and Pop, Inc.

According to the plaintiffs, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles agreed in 2010 to a TruTV reality series concept set across the agency’s 170 Golden State offices. But with a written commitment in place and talk of a possible six-season arc (!), the DMV is alleged to have made a sudden, illegal U-turn.

The sentence in Matthew Belloni’s dispatch that caught FishbowlLA’s eye reads as follows:

We’ve reached out to the DMV for comment.

Assuming the agency responds to PR requests as speedily as it does to those seeking to renew a driver’s license, Belloni is one brave (and-or foolish) reporter.

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